A “leaked” picture of Flipboard for Mac made the rounds this morning and many had their doubts about its legitimacy. Flipboard contacted 9to5mac to let us know the “screenshot” is fake and “is not from Flipboard.” Flipboard also told us:

We definitely believe the desktop is part of our future, but it’s still on the whiteboard and not something we are launching soon. The desktop requires a lot of attention to design and UI and we’d like to take the time to get it right.

So there you have it. Flipboard for Mac is not launching soon and is not coming to the Mac App Store on January 6th. Until then, keep munching on the awesome iPad version.